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Newsletter 3/12/2019

“Jesus was led by the Spirit in the wilderness” Luke 4:1

MARCH TUITION

March tuition is now past due. A $15 late charge has been added to all late payments.

2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR ENROLLMENT FORMS

Parents, If you have not enrolled your child for the 2019-2020 school year, you may still turn in your completed Enrollment Forms and payment.
SCHOOL TOURS FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
Our school tours for the 2019-2020 school year are ongoing. If you have any friends interested in SML, please have them contact the School Office to set up a tour appointment.

IOWA ASSESSMENTS/STANDARDIZED TESTING:

7th and 8th will be testing today and March 14th.
5th and 6th grade will be testing March 18, 19, 20, and 21.
3rd and 4th grade will be testing March 25, 26, and 28.
To ensure your child’s success on the upcoming tests, please be sure he/she:
-Arrives to school on time, which is on or before 7:55 a.m. for 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Grade
-Gets a good night’s sleep.
-Eats breakfast before coming to school.
-Brings a nutritious snack.
We kindly ask parents to schedule student medical appointments for the afternoon hours to avoid missing any tests. Late arriving students will need to wait in the office until there’s a break in the testing schedule. Any missed tests will be made-up either within the week of testing or the following week.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR –THURSDAY, MARCH 21ST – 55TH ANNIVERARY T-SHIRT DAY

On Thursday, March 21st, we ask all students in preschool and the elementary school to wear their special 55th SML Anniversary T-Shirt to school. We are taking a panoramic photo that day.
What t-shirt, you ask? St. Mark’s purchased a shirt for every student. These T-shirts will be distributed next week on Monday, March 18th. So be a Proud SML Lion and wear that special anniversary t-shirt on Thursday.
The photo will be offered for sale and order forms will also be distributed.

“THE ADDAMS FAMILY” Tickets – ON SALE NOW!

Tickets for “The Addams Family” are currently on sale … and going fast! Show dates and times are Wednesday,
March 27 at 1:00, Thursday, March 28 at 1:00, Friday, March 29 at 7:00 P.M., Saturday, March 30 at 7:00 P.M.,
and Sunday, March 31 at 2:00 P.M. Tickets will be available for purchase before and after school, during the day
in the school office, and anytime online at SMYT.BookTix.com. When buying tickets on campus, you may pay
with cash or check. Online purchases require a credit/debit card and include a surcharge fee for each ticket.
General bleacher seats are $8, while reserved floor seats are $12. Please invite friends and family to come and see
this production. The Cast and Crew are putting in a tremendous amount of work on the show, and the finished
roduct promises to be fantastic. Join us as we celebrate fifteen years of theatre at St. Mark’s!

HELP YOUR CLASS WIN THE DRAMA CLASSROOM COMPETITION!

“The Addams Family” classroom competition takes place on Wednesday, March 27!!! A few t-shirts, sweatshirts, and tote bags are still available to purchase in the office! Make sure that you wear your 2019 drama gear as we'll see which class has the highest percentage of students wearing "The Addams Family" t-shirts, sweatshirts, and tote bags. The K-4th and 5th-8th classes with the most participation will win front row seats for the matinee shows on Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28. Thank you for your support of the St. Mark's Youth Theatre!

SPRING BOOK FAIR

"DINO-MITE BOOK FAIR: Stomp, Chomp, and Read!" is the theme for the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair to be held in the library April 1-10. It will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 7:00-8:30 p.m. during Open House on Tuesday, April 9. If you would like to volunteer at the Book Fair, please email Ms. Demers at: cdemers@stmarks.ws and she will send you the schedule.

SAVE THE DATE!

This year, auditions for the May 2019 Talent Show will be held on one day only, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Please save the date, as no other auditions will take place - no exceptions. On this day, the auditions will start early in the morning and will continue through the afternoon as needed. Sign-up forms have been distributed by the homeroom teachers and need to be turned into Ms. Lopez no later than March 22, 2019.

SNACK SHACK

The Snack Shack will be open EVERYDAY AFTER SCHOOL from 3:00 -3:45 p.m. We sell Drinks, Food, Snacks and more!! Please help support our 8th graders going on the Washington D.C. trip. We are located outside the Gym underneath the stairs.

MEDICAL NOTES

If your child brings a medical note from either a parent or a physician restricting them from P.E. or sports, it is very important that students bring the note to the Office first thing in the morning. It is important for the Office to know if there are health issues at the beginning of the school day.

Upcoming Events

Every Tuesday - 7:45 a.m. 5th-8th Grade Prayer Groups
Mar. 12-14th - 7th & 8th Grade Iowa Testing
March 13th - 7:00 p.m. 8B Bells plays at Lenten Service at SMLC
March 15th - 11:30 a.m. Dismissal for K- 8th Grade
March 15th - 1:00-3:30 p.m. Spring Conferences
Mar. 18-21st - 5th & 6th Grade Iowa Testing
March 19th - 8:00 a.m. Spring Musical and 8th Grade Graduation Pictures
March 20th - 7:00 p.m. 8C Bells plays at Lenten Service at SMLC
March 21st - All school picture to be taken in new 55th Anniversary shirts - order forms sent home
Mar.25th-28th - 3rd & 4th Grade Iowa Testing
March 27th - 1:00 p.m. Spring Musical in the Gym 7:00 p.m. 8A Bells plays at Lenten Service at SMLC
March 28th - 1:00 p.m. Spring Musical in the Gym
March 29th - 7:00 p.m. Spring Musical in the Gym
March 30th - 7:00 p.m. Spring Musical in the Gym
March 31st - 2:00 p.m. Spring Musical in the Gym
April1-10th - “Dino-Mite” Spring Book Fair in the Library

SML CHURCH HAPPENINGS

Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. – Sunday School 9:25 a.m. during church service.
Office hours 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LENTEN SERVICES – Every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.